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Breaking Limits on JavaScript for Mobile HTML5

HTML5 and Browser Technologies, Mobile, Tools, Platforms, and APIs Grand Ballroom A
Workshop Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops on Tuesday.
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This workshop will give detail information to JavaScript developers about the mobile browser ecosystem in 2013 and how to create successful mobile applications for the browser and for native and fullscreen apps, such as PhoneGap apps for store distribution, Chrome Apps and Firefox Open webapps.

We will cover

  • Mobile browsers ecosystem today
  • Browser vs. hybrid engines
  • Well-known HTML5 APIs and how they work on mobile
  • Pushing the limits on mobile: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope access; performance timing, full-screen APIs, notification API, camera access, audio, battery and more.
  • Dealing with proxy based browsers such as Amazon’s Silk browser on Kindle Fire.
  • Migrating from desktop: background code, file apis, performance
  • How to debug JavaScript on mobile browsers?
  • What about JavaScript and power consumption?
  • What is the compatibility on HTML5 APIs today in mobile browsers? How can we use feature detection and Progressive Enhancement for multi platform?
  • What to expect in the near future?

The workshop will include labs that can be executed directly on mobile phones easily based on an online coding tool. Labs will include:

  • Progressive Enhancement and feature detection
  • Viewport and managing high resolution screens
  • Hardware APIs
  • Storage APIs and limits
  • Touch, pointer and gesture events
  • Best Practices

Besides testing on every attendee phone, we will have on stage several devices that will be used to make live tests, such as a BlackBerry 10, Firefox OS, Internet Explorer 10, Android and iOS.


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Max Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He is Adobe Community Champion and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He wrote many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” (first and second edition) and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media.

He has a blog about mobile web development at and he maintains the website

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, OSCON, Breaking Development, Velocity Conference, Fluent, Google Developer Day, JSConf, Campus Party Europe and many other events around the world.

He has received different recognitions, including Nokia Developer Champion yearly since 2006; Adobe Community Professional since 2011, and BlackBerry Elite since 2012

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Max Firtman
05/28/2013 8:45am PDT

Slides for the workshop are available at We have also see some samples and code, not on the slides.

maximo guerrero
05/28/2013 7:58am PDT

are you posting slides and examples here for people that went to other sessions


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